Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Personal Technologies, 2017

Published: 01 August 2017

ID: G00314900

Analyst(s): Brian Blau


Personal technologies (devices, apps and services) are accelerating their adoption of contextualized experiences via natural interactions with devices, as they move to a more integrated phase of ecosystem development and advance to the next level that deepens the business and customer relationship.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Contact Lenses
    • Smart Mirrors
    • Ambient Experiences
    • Multilens Cameras
    • Personal Robot
    • Digital Twin
    • Wearable Translator
    • Bots
    • Messaging Platforms
    • Conversational User Interfaces
  • At the Peak
    • Smart Garments
    • Transparent Displays
    • Gesture Control Devices
    • Personal Analytics
    • Personal Drones
    • Emotion Detection/Recognition
    • Virtual Assistants
    • Connected Home
    • Machine Learning
    • Intelligent Apps
    • Computer Vision
    • Personal Health-Tracking Devices
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 3D Cameras
    • Mixed Reality
    • Gaze Control
    • Digital Wallet
    • Wearables
    • Personalization Engines
    • Augmented Reality
    • Head-Mounted Displays
    • Mobile Sports and Fitness Ecosystems
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Apps
    • Face Recognition
    • Personal Tracker
    • Virtual Worlds
    • Virtual Reality
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Internet Video
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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